As per the president's address last night, 15 June 2021, South Africa has been moved to risk adjustment level 3 as per the Disaster Management Act.
19 June 2021 will mark 1 year since the Personal Care Sector has been allowed to reopen and operate under sector-specific protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we recall, this reopening was during alert level 3.
It is important that we as an industry remain compliant and committed to adhering to the Personal Sector-Specific protocols. For your and your employees, suppliers, and client's reference and a reminder of the protocols, we have provided the published gazette of 19 June 2020 again.
Special attention needs to be given to clause 220.127.116.11 - Suspend the provision of all beverage and food amenities for customers. This is a question that is asked on a regular basis. We reaffirm that the serving of beverages and or food to clients are prohibited!
Important keynotes from last nights speech due to a surge in new COVID-19 cases:
Alert level 3 with effect from 16 June 2021.
Wearing of mask covering both nose and mouth is mandatory in public spaces.
Public spaces like restaurants and bars need to be close by 21h00
National curfew hours are from 22h00 - 04h00. Apart from permitted workers, no person may be outside their place of residence during curfew.
Gatherings - no more than 50 people inside or 100 outside with all health protocols being observed, including maintaining social distancing of at least 1.5 metres between people.
Alcohol sales from retail outlets restricted to Monday - Thursday: 10h00 - 18h00.
Funerals are restricted to a maximum of 50 people. There is a two-hour limit on funeral services. No night vigils or post-funeral gatherings are permitted.
Click below to read:
The Personal Sector-Specific Protocols - 19 June 2020
Disaster Management Act - Adjusted alert level 3 - 15 June 2021
Statement by President Ramaphosa - 15 June 2021